On my odyssey I have been gifted w/ friendships that I cherish. I Leave here w/ deeper friendships and new friends and acquaintances. I chose 12/23 to leave for Sedona, that’s tomorrow. I enjoy the life that allows me to visit w/ distant friends and make new ones. Hurricane w/ Quentin & DeaJ that own Over the Edge Sports bike shop w/ their dog, Eddie, and cats Whylie(sp). George, and Squeak. And Dyno Dan. I bid them adieu until next time. Tomorrow I will be reconnecting w/ friends and buds in Sedona in a different town, different state, different slick rock riding. Sorrow and anticipation.
Yesterday the chiro worked on my SI and adjusted so many vertebrae that ear protection might have been recommended. He said that I would benefit from his treatment if I didn’t ride. Beautiful day for riding, however i followed treatment. And I do feel better.
Last shower @ the rec center. Ken works at the desk that I see sometimes. He is a canyoneering outdoors person. I asked him about condors that are @ Zion NP that he has seen. He was creative in charging me $1.00 for a track pass for a shower down from starting $3.
Hurricane, like Sedona, is familiar territory where i have discovered sustaining lifestyle services. Comfort.
Last night I camped again @ JEM. Weather forecast called for high winds. I walked in the desert under Gooseberry til after sunset. My van started rocking @ 5:29 when strong winds blew in. Wind rocked the van all night into bfast time. This AM I am to drop my bike off first thing @ OTE to replace the bushings in my fork then do my wash. Wind blew too strongly for me to want to go for a ride on my last day. I met Big Al; it took until today for our schedules to put us in the same place @ the same time. New bushings in the fork that Rockshox paid for and the wiggle taken out of my rear wheel. Dan’s present paid for a chunk of the labor. I hung in the shop visiting and affectionating Q & D’s pets and picking up the shed hair.
Quentin and I went to dinner. He invited me to his house where we enjoyed the Laphroig cask condtion sample that I had been saving for him some 6 weeks. He shared an 18 year old Glenmorangie. Time came to leave. I drove back to JEM TH one last time.
Snow is forecast for Sedona. Tomorrow’s forecast portends clear roads for the 1 day drive. I head to Sedona out the windshield w/ Hurricane in the rear view mirror.